Sheffield Doc/Fest

Sheffield Doc/Fest is a world leading and the UK’s premier documentary festival, celebrating the art of documentary in all forms, from feature length to shorts, and including interactive and virtual reality projects. This year's Festival takes place in Sheffield 10-15 June.

Sheffield Doc/Fest 2016 will play host to the very best international documentaries, take audiences to other realms with Alternate Realities for digital and interactive innovation, and inspire, inform and create debate with special events.

The full Festival programme will be live Thursday 5 May 2016

The Doc/Lovers Wristband

Want to attend a number of films at Doc/Fest 2016?

The Doc/Lovers Wristband allows you to fit as many films as you can into the packed six-day Festival programme. The wristband gives you access to all the films at the Showroom Cinema, Library Theatre, Odeon and Curzon, with free access to post-screening Q&As with filmmakers and the stars of the films. Once you’ve booked your wristband, ticket pre-selection is available until Tuesday 31 May.  

Showroom members have access to a discounted rate of £55 (normally £65). If you'd like to take up this offer, please email kat.chirnside@sidf.co.uk for more information.

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kedi
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Kedi (U)
An unlikely witness to the rise and fall of the Ottoman empire is the beloved cat, who has roamed the streets of Istanbul for centuries. They reside in urban nooks and crannies, carving a co-existence with the city’s humans.
  • Fri 10 Jun
  • 12.45
short doc 3
Sheffield Doc Fest: Short Doc Programme 1 - Home is Where the Heart Is (18)
Short Doc Programme 1 - Home is Where the Heart Is
  • Fri 10 Jun
  • 13.00
city of gold
Sheffield Doc/Fest: City of Gold (15)
City of Gold chronicles Pulitzer Prize-winning restaurant critic Jonathan Gold’s deep and complex relationship with the food and culture of Los Angeles.
  • Fri 10 Jun
  • 13.00
i don't belong anywhere
Sheffield Doc/Fest: I Don't Belong Anywhere-Cinema of Chantal Akermam (18)
An experimental filmmaker and nomad, Chantal Akerman shares her cinematic trajectory, one that never ceased to interrogate the meaning of her existence.
  • Fri 10 Jun
  • 13.00
one day pina asked
Sheffield Doc/Fest: One Day Pina Asked... (18)
An encounter between two remarkable women artists of the 20th century, choreographer Pina Bausch and Chantal Akerman.
  • Fri 10 Jun
  • 15.00
footprint
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Footprint + Q&A (18)
Footprint takes a dizzying spin around the globe witnessing population explosions, overconsumption, limited resources, and expert testimony as to what a world straining at its limits can sustain.
  • Fri 10 Jun
  • 15.15
  • Sun 12 Jun
  • 10.00
seed the untold story
Sheffield Doc/Fest: SEED: The Untold Story + Q&A (18)
For life-long environmental activist Vandana Shiva, farmers are now living in an age of “seed slavery”. With large agri-tech companies like Monsanto dominating, limiting and contaminating what we eat, multiple counter-efforts have emerged in response.
  • Fri 10 Jun
  • 15.45
  • Mon 13 Jun
  • 10.00
JT le roy
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Author: The JT LeRoy Story + Q&A (18)
In the late 1990s, teenager JT LeRoy shot to fame with tales woven from his troubled life. But in 2005 the scales fell away to reveal one Laura Albert, a talented fantasist.
  • Fri 10 Jun
  • 15.45
  • Mon 13 Jun
  • 15.15
Strike a pose
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Strike a Pose + Q&A (18)
Madonna’s “Blond Ambition” tour was accompanied by the controversial documentary “Truth or Dare”. Perhaps to the majesty’s chagrin, the breakout stars were her seven backup dancers, six of whom were gay.
  • Fri 10 Jun
  • 19.30
  • Sun 12 Jun
  • 20.30
sonita
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Sonita (PG)
A talented rapper at 15, Sonita’s dream of living abroad is about to come true just as her family intend to marry her off. As an undocumented Afghan refugee living in Tehran, she must now overcome numerous hurdles.
  • Sat 11 Jun
  • 09.45
  • Mon 13 Jun
  • 17.45
death by design
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Death by Design, with Consumed + Q&A (18)
Just what is the cost of our digital dependency? Director Sue Williams debunks the notion that electronics is a “clean” industry by investigating a number of environmental and health catastrophes wrought by production of our gadgets.
  • Sat 11 Jun
  • 09.45
kivalina
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Kivalina, with The Living Forest + Q&A (18)
“The angry waves, like a roaring beast waiting to gobble us up,” the woman notes as she regards the dark sea just beyond her Alaskan village of Kivalina.
  • Sat 11 Jun
  • 10.00
  • Tue 14 Jun
  • 12.15
crash and burn
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Crash and Burn + Q&A (18)
For a fleeting moment in the early 80s Tommy Byrne was the world’s greatest driver, the motor racing equivalent of George Best and Muhammad Ali all rolled into one.
  • Sat 11 Jun
  • 10.15
There will be water
Sheffield Doc/Fest: There Will Be Water + Q&A (18)
With the world rapidly running out of water, British engineer Bill Watts has a big idea: turning salt water into an energy source, and using the desert to produce energy, food and clean water.
  • Sat 11 Jun
  • 12.00
  • Mon 13 Jun
  • 16.45
burma's secret jungle
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Burma's Secret Jungle War with Joe Simpson (18)
Joe Simpson, the climber who famously cheated death in the Andes (a story told in Touching the Void) retraces the jungle trek of his father, a ‘Chindit’ who fought behind Japanese lines in Burma in 1944.
  • Sat 11 Jun
  • 12.30
the age of consequences
Sheffield Doc/Fest: The Age of Consequences + Q&A (18)
"How does climate change interact with other pre-existing problems?” According to the high level US military and security experts consulted here, droughts and floods are “threat multipliers” to the conflicts of the world.
  • Sat 11 Jun
  • 12.30
storyboard p
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Storyboard P, a stranger in Sweden +SP Performance (12A)
Brooklyn dancer Storyboard P’s relentless quest to express himself takes him to unexpected places and pushes him and those around him to their limits.
  • Sat 11 Jun
  • 12.45
cameraperson
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Cameraperson +Q&A (18)
For 25 years American cinematographer Kirsten Johnson has roamed the globe for some of the biggest documentary directors, including Michael Moore and Laura Poitras.
  • Sat 11 Jun
  • 14.00
  • Mon 13 Jun
  • 18.15
Machine of Human Dreams
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Machine of Human Dreams, with The Dog (18)
Ben Goertzel is widely acknowledged to be one of the smartest AI experts in the world. With a ragtag team in Hong Kong, he’s trying to build a robot with a global brain.
  • Sat 11 Jun
  • 14.45
the cause of progress
Sheffield Doc/Fest: The Cause of Progress + Q&A (18)
An intimate and unique portrait of three people caught up in the chaotic and often violent development that is shaping modern-day Cambodia.
  • Sat 11 Jun
  • 15.00
my scientology
Sheffield Doc/Fest: My Scientology Movie + Q&A (18)
When Louis Theroux can’t get access to Scientologists he decides to cast his own Scientology movie — with the help of “disgruntled and embittered” ex-devotees.
  • Sat 11 Jun
  • 15.30
  • Tue 14 Jun
  • 17.30
Don't Look Back
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Don't Look Back + Q&A (18)
Following a precocious 23-year-old Bob Dylan on his UK tour, D.A. Pennebaker’s groundbreaking film is an assemblage of backstage gossip, eavesdropped conversations, and up-close concert footage.
  • Sat 11 Jun
  • 16.45
zud
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Zud (18)
Mongolian herdsmen play people much like themselves to tell the story of 11 year old Sukhbat. When a harsh winter kills off his nomadic family’s livestock, Sukhbat is recalled from school to help out.
  • Sat 11 Jun
  • 17.45
command and control
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Command and Control + Q&A (18)
Hidden in the backwaters of Arkansas, the monster nuclear warhead Titan II exemplified the bloated US aggression of the Cold War. A “human error” during maintenance one evening snowballs into a panic that would have lead to certain catastrophe.
  • Sat 11 Jun
  • 18.15
The Music of Strangers
Sheffield Doc/Fest: The Music of Strangers - Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble (18)
What is the social role of music? Putting aside the classical repertoire that propelled his fame, the cellist Yo-Yo Ma has spent the last two decades assembling musicians for his Silk Road Ensemble.
  • Sat 11 Jun
  • 18.30
Monterey Pop
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Monterey Pop + Q&A (PG)
Pre-dating Woodstock by 2 years but with just as stellar of a line-up, Monterey Pop (shot byDon’t Look Back’s D.A. Pennebaker) documents the 3-day music festival in 1967 San Francisco.
  • Sat 11 Jun
  • 19.15
Flotel Europa
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Flotel Europa, with Elders + Q&A (15)
Director Vladimir Tomic boarded the Flotel Europa in Copenhagen as a teenager in the early 1990s, along with his older brother, mother and 1000 other refugees from the former Yugoslavia.
  • Sat 11 Jun
  • 20.30
city 40
Sheffield Doc/Fest: City 40, with Bunkers + Q&A (18)
Welcome to “City 40”, whose residents have a higher than average standard of living than other Russian citizens — before dying prematurely of radiation poisoning.
  • Sat 11 Jun
  • 21.00
  • Wed 15 Jun
  • 12.15
Weiner
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Weiner + Q&A (18)
Two years after resigning from Congress for tweeting a picture of his bulging yfront, Anthony Weiner is running for Mayor of New York. His wife Huma is at his side, and the tenacious politician has even invited a documentary crew along for the ride.
  • Sat 11 Jun
  • 21.00
Two Trains Runnin
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Two Trains Runnin' + Q&A (18)
On the eve of the civil rights movement, two separate groups of bright-eyed, white college kids set off to the segregated South in hopes of finding their blues idols Son House and Skip James.
  • Sat 11 Jun
  • 21.30
FLICKERING FLAME
Sheffield Doc/Fest: The Flickering Flame (18)
In this 1996 BBC2 Modern Times broadcast, Ken Loach gives voice to striking Liverpool dockers, embroiled in what was to become one of the longest industrial disputes in British history.
  • Sun 12 Jun
  • 09.45
Lobanovskiy Forever
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Lobanovskiy Forever + Q&A (18)
In 1975 Dynamo Kiev became the first Soviet team to win a major European trophy. The team’s rapid rise was remarkable and attributed to one man: Valeri Vasilievich Lobanovskyi.
  • Sun 12 Jun
  • 09.45
rise and fall of high rise
Sheffield Doc/Fest: The Rise and Fall of the High-Rise (18)
From the lowlife to the highlife and back again- a selection of films charting the evolution of the high-rise from the slums of 1930s Kensington to Sheffield’s ‘utopian’ Park Hill Estate.
  • Sun 12 Jun
  • 10.30
Cathy Come Home
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Cathy Come Home (PG)
Ken Loach’s 1966 drama documentary set his stake firmly as a political filmmaker. Using location based filming and documentary techniques, it tells the story of a young woman losing her home and family, a victim of Britain’s callous welfare state.
  • Sun 12 Jun
  • 11.15
Rwanda and juliet
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Rwanda & Juliet + Q&A (18)
Retired American professor Andrew Garrod has arrived in Kigali to stage a production of Romeo and Juliet, hoping to further reconciliation 20 years after the devastating genocide.
  • Sun 12 Jun
  • 12.30
brothers
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Brothers, with I'm Not From Here + Q&A (18)
After almost 80 years in exile, brothers Mieczysław and Alfons Kułakowskike return to their native Poland from Siberia and Kazakhstan. They slowly rebuild a simple co-existence despite their different temperaments.
  • Sun 12 Jun
  • 12.30
Life, Animated
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Life, Animated (U)
After years of silence as a child, Owen Suskind amazed his family by beginning to communicate through his biggest passion: Disney films.
  • Sun 12 Jun
  • 13.00
Behemoth
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Behemoth (18)
A powerful visual journey to Mongolia, where beautiful grasslands are being overrun by mountains destroyed by coal mining, blackening the surrounding landscape and its people.
  • Sun 12 Jun
  • 13.15
snow monkey
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Snow Monkey + Q&A (18)
In Taliban-controlled Jalalabad, three gangs of children restlessly roam the streets. Artist, activist and filmmaker George Gittoes encourages them to put down their weapons and pick up a camera instead
  • Sun 12 Jun
  • 15.00
  • Wed 15 Jun
  • 12.30
Maya Angelou
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise + Q&A (18)
An icon of American politics and culture, Maya Angelou was an inspiring, didactic writer whose life spanned some of the most pivotal moments in the 20th century.
  • Sun 12 Jun
  • 15.15
  • Tue 14 Jun
  • 20.30
sour grapes
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Sour Grapes + Q&A (18)
In the noughties heyday of the financial boom, the rich turned to collecting vintage wines as a display of wealth. A young, charismatic connoisseur named Rudy Kurniawan appears on the scene, selling some of the finest burgundies.
  • Sun 12 Jun
  • 15.15
  • Wed 15 Jun
  • 10.00
ukrainian sheriffs
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Ukrainian Sheriffs + Q&A (18)
In the village of Stara Zburyevka, deputized sheriffs Viktor and Volodya are just trying to keep the peace. Against the backdrop of mounting tensions with neighbouring Russia, the eclectic villagers go about their lives, helped by the bemused sheriffs.
  • Sun 12 Jun
  • 15.30
notes on blindness
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Notes on Blindness + Extended Q&A (U)
When John Hull’s sight finally vanished completely after decades of deterioration, the writer and academic decided to document his new world on audio cassettes.
  • Sun 12 Jun
  • 18.00
mr gaga
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Mr. Gaga + Q&A (18)
Immerse yourself in the world of modern dance through the vision of Ohad Naharin, artistic director of Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company.
  • Sun 12 Jun
  • 18.15
plaza de la soledad
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Plaza de la Soledad + Q&A (18)
A group of ageing prostitutes chat energetically in a square called “solitude” (soledad). Observing and narrating their relationships over the course of two decades, acclaimed photographer-turned-filmmaker Maya Goded is a trusted confidante.
  • Sun 12 Jun
  • 18.30
  • Tue 14 Jun
  • 20.45
unlocking the cage
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Unlocking the Cage + extended Q&A (18)
In this legal thriller from vérité legends D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus ,we follow Harvard professor Steven Wise, who is arguing to a series of sceptical judges that New York’s chimpanzees should be persons in the eyes of the law.
  • Sun 12 Jun
  • 20.45
  • Mon 13 Jun
  • 15.00
southwest of salem
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Southwest of Salem: The Story of the San Antonio Four (18)
Open lesbians in a homophobic Texas, the “San Antonio Four” were found guilty of gang raping two little girls in an era of satanic ritual abuse accusations and bunk science.
  • Sun 12 Jun
  • 21.00
City of Dreams
Sheffield Doc/Fest: City Of Dreams: A Musical + Q&A (18)
This is the very first Bollywood style documentary musical. This is not a depressing examination of extreme poverty, but an uplifting celebration of human spirit and endeavour.
  • Sun 12 Jun
  • 21.00
  • Mon 13 Jun
  • 20.45
myescape
Sheffield Doc/Fest: #MyEscape + Q&A
#MyEscapeshows the journeys taken by refugees from Afghanistan, Syria and Eritrea, as the circumstances in their home-countries became increasingly unliveable, by using footage which has been shot by the refugees themselves.
  • Mon 13 Jun
  • 09.45
tony robbins
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru (18)
Tony Robbins: I'm Not Your Guru, captures Tony Robbins in a revelatory cinéma vérité film, going behind the scenes of his seminar “Date With Destiny,' showing how one man can affect millions.
  • Mon 13 Jun
  • 09.45
paa joe
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Paa Joe & The Lion, with Grey Area + Q&A (18)
The world’s greatest living fantasy coffin maker is celebrated the world over, but back home in Ghana he struggles to survive.
  • Mon 13 Jun
  • 10.00
hooligan sparrow
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Hooligan Sparrow (18)
“Principal, get a room with me! Leave the kids alone!” Longtime sex work activist Ye Haiyan — or “hooligan sparrow” — became an internet sensation by daring to expose the endemic sexual exploitation of young girls in local Chinese politics.
  • Mon 13 Jun
  • 12.15
exodus
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Exodus: Breaking into Europe (Working Title) +Q&A (18)
Twelve months ago, KEO films gave out camera phones to 75 people attempting to break into Europe. They filmed where regular crews could not: on dinghies from Turkey to Greece, in lorries entering Eurostar, or trucks crossing the Sahara.
  • Mon 13 Jun
  • 12.15
the confession
Sheffield Doc/Fest: The Confession + Q&A (18)
From supporting the Bosnian Mujahideen to being imprisoned in Bagram and Guantanamo, from the rebel training camps in Syria to the prison cells of Belmarsh in Britain, Moazzam Begg has experienced a generation of conflict.
  • Mon 13 Jun
  • 12.30
mattress men
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Mattress Men + Q&A (18)
Coolock business partners Paul Kelly and Michael Flynn, aka Mattress Mick, are on the verge of falling out over the filming of their latest YouTube video. Struggling against the Irish recession, they are doing everything to keep the mattress shop afloat
  • Mon 13 Jun
  • 14.15
hard stop
Sheffield Doc/Fest: The Hard Stop + Q&A (18)
In August 2011, 29-year-old Mark Duggan was shot and killed whilst being arrested by armed police in Tottenham, London during an aggressive pullover tactic known as a ‘Hard Stop’.
  • Mon 13 Jun
  • 14.30
versus Ken Loach
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Versus: The Life and Films of Ken Loach + Extended Q&A (18)
A funny, provocative and revealing account of the life and career of one of Britain’s foremost filmmakers, Ken Loach, as he turns eighty and looks back at over fifty years of filmmaking. Join us for an in-depth Q&A with Ken Loach after the screening.
  • Mon 13 Jun
  • 17.30
fraud
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Fraud, with When you Awake + Q&A (18)
Between 2008-2015, a man filmed his life obsessively and uploaded it to YouTube. The hundreds of hours of raw footage revealed a very personal and intimate look into an American family’s life and their struggle to survive.
  • Mon 13 Jun
  • 19.00
Jim
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Jim: The James Foley Story + Q&A (18)
In 2014 American journalist James Foley’s video beheading at the hands of the newly emerged ISIS shocked the world. In this poignant doc made by his childhood friend, Brian Oakes, Foley’s friends, family and colleagues recall his short but impactful life
  • Mon 13 Jun
  • 20.15
tempestad
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Tempestad + Q&A (18)
Miriam, a working mother who never appears on camera, makes her way across Mexico after being released from a cartel-run prison town.
  • Mon 13 Jun
  • 21.00
  • Wed 15 Jun
  • 17.00
care
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Care +Q&A (18)
With an intimate and empathetic eye,Carefollows three American home care workers and their elderly clients, revealing the beauty and complexity of hands-on care and the profound connections it engenders.
  • Mon 13 Jun
  • 21.15
working lives
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Short Doc Programme 4 - Working Lives (18)
Short Doc Programme 4 - Working Lives
  • Tue 14 Jun
  • 09.45
alex lewis
Sheffield Doc/Fest: The Extraordinary Case of Alex Lewis +Q&A (18)
The Extraordinary Case of Alex Lewis charts a man's fight to rebuild his relationships with his partner and son after a devastating infection took his limbs, parts of his face and his independence.
  • Tue 14 Jun
  • 10.00
golden girl
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Golden Girl + Q&A (18)
Frida Wallberg was the best female boxer alive. WBC World Champion and career undefeated, she was one of the most feared fighters in the world. Yet during her final fight, she suffered a life changing blow.
  • Tue 14 Jun
  • 10.15
miso hungry
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Miso Hungry (18)
Nearing forty, and weighing double what he should, comedian Craig Anderson knows that something has to change. At the encouragement of director Tim Delmastro, he forgoes his McDonald’s laden diet and opts instead for a Japanese one.
  • Tue 14 Jun
  • 10.15
generation revolution
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Generation Revolution + Q&A (18)
Introducing the powerful stories of London’s new generation of black and brown activists, Generation Revolutionexplores the successes and unexpected challenges these inspiring young people face.
  • Tue 14 Jun
  • 12.15
born to be free
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Born to Be Free + Q&A (18)
Born to be Free is a revelatory investigation by three intrepid free-diving journalists, Gaya, Tanya and Julia, into the global trade in wild sea mammals.
  • Tue 14 Jun
  • 12.45
inside the gang
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Inside the Gang (Working Title) + Q&A
A premier sneak preview screening of a powerful new Channel 5 prime time documentary, prior to broadcast - a major new film reflecting the channel’s growing contemporary documentary output.
  • Tue 14 Jun
  • 13.15
kiki
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Kiki + Q&A (15)
For New York’s LBGT people of colour, Kiki dance clubs provide a safe haven. Part of New York’s voguing ballroom scene, it offers family and friendship to those who have often have neither.
  • Tue 14 Jun
  • 14.45
Presenting Princess Shaw
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Presenting Princess Shaw + Q&A (18)
Talented but isolated, New Orleans care worker Samantha spends her spare time uploading acapella videos of her original songs to YouTube, to a smattering of viewers.
  • Tue 14 Jun
  • 15.30
dead slow ahead
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Dead Slow Ahead + Q&A (18)
A giant freighter called Fair Lady steers slowly through barren waters. It is gargantuan and merciless.
  • Tue 14 Jun
  • 15.45
Bobby sands
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Bobby Sands: 66 Days + Q&A (18)
The relentless cycle of violence in Northern Ireland took a dramatic turn in 1981 when Bobby Sands and nine other IRA prisoners went on hunger strike. Their insistence that they be recognised as political prisoners soon garnered the world’s attention.
  • Tue 14 Jun
  • 17.30
league of exotique dancers
Sheffield Doc/Fest: League of Exotique Dancers + Q&A (18)
The unabashed sexual confidence that this group of legendary burlesque elders exuded back in the early ‘60s was seen less as empowerment than as sleaze.
  • Tue 14 Jun
  • 18.00
charro of toluquilla
Sheffield Doc/Fest: The Charro of Toluquilla + Q&A (18)
Irreverent and flirtatious, Jaime Dominguez enjoys life on his horse and onstage as a popular mariachi dancer. But Jaime has some very grown up problems — not least that he is HIV positive, and his devout girlfriend wants to get married
  • Tue 14 Jun
  • 18.15
india in a day
Sheffield Doc/Fest: India in a Day + Q&A (18)
India in a Dayis India’s largest crowdsourced documentary, the story of a single day, 10th October 2015.
  • Tue 14 Jun
  • 20.30
serena
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Serena + Q&A (18)
Shot verité style Serena focuses on the external pressures and vulnerabilities Williams faces in her quest to achieve four Grand Slams in a row (a “Serena Slam”), and her losses at the 2015 U.S. Open and 2016 Australian Open.
  • Tue 14 Jun
  • 20.45
land of the enlightened
Sheffield Doc/Fest: The Land of the Enlightened (18)
In international political conflict, deals are not brokered by national leaders but by “backroom players” who are hidden from the spotlight. Enter Padraig O’Malley, recovering alcoholic and negotiator of peace.
  • Wed 15 Jun
  • 10.00
monster in the mind
Sheffield Doc/Fest: MONSTER IN THE MIND The Convenient UN-truth about Alzheimer’s + Q&A (18)
With humor and intelligence, Jean Carper, using herself as a guinea pig for high- tech testing and top experts as advisors, examines the irrational fear, drug failures, dangerous misconceptions and hidden facts about Alzheimer’s disease
  • Wed 15 Jun
  • 10.00
Solitary
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Solitary, with Eye for an Eye + Q&A (18)
Prisoners in solitary confinement are relegated there for disruptive or violent behaviour while serving time within the normal prison population.
  • Wed 15 Jun
  • 12.45
jeanne dielman
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Jeanne Dielman, 23 Commerce Quay, 1080 Brussels (18)
A singular work in film history, Chantal Akerman’s film meticulously details, with a sense of impending doom, the daily routine of a middle-aged widow—whose chores include making beds, cooking dinner for her son, and turning the occasional trick.
  • Wed 15 Jun
  • 13.00
daddy's girl
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Daddy's Girl + Q&A (18)
Daddy’s Girl is a tragicomic breaking-up story between a Turkish father, living in Finland, and his 26-year-old half-Finnish daughter.
  • Wed 15 Jun
  • 15.00
the settlers
Sheffield Doc/Fest: The Settlers + Q&A (18)
Hundreds of thousands of Jewish settlers today live in the middle of the Palestinian population in the West Bank.
  • Wed 15 Jun
  • 15.30
mad dogs
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Mad Dogs, with Hell on Wheels (18)
For years, Brazilian surfers Yuri, Marcio, and Danilo aka the “mad dogs” have been braving Jaws, a spot in Maui known for some of the world’s biggest waves.
  • Wed 15 Jun
  • 16.30
seasons in quincy
Sheffield Doc/Fest: The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger + Q&A with Directors Tilda Swinton & Bartek Dziadosz (12A)
The Seasons inQuincy: Four Portraits of John Berger + Q&A with Directors Tilda Swinton & Bartek Dziadosz
  • Wed 15 Jun
  • 19.00
best of fest
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Best of the Fest 2016
Join us for an exclusive encore screening of one of the most popular and requested films from this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest.
  • Wed 15 Jun
  • 19.30
merci patron
Sheffield Doc/Fest: Merci Patron! (Thanks Boss) (18)
For the Klurs, nothing is going right: their factory that had made suits for Kenzo (LVMH) was relocated abroad. Now unemployed and in debt, the couple stands to lose their home.
  • Wed 15 Jun
  • 20.00

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